Man praised for refusing to get up early every morning to help his wife get ready for work
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A man has been praised online after he admitted to refusing to get up earlier so he can help his wife get ready for work.
Of course, when it comes to relationships, compromise is key and the secret behind every healthy relationship is being there for one another.
But it's important to note that couples shouldn't be expected to do absolutely everything for each other and independence is still an important aspect.
Which is exactly what brings us to today's dilemma.
He wrote: "I (30m) love my wife (30m) very much but we have been having some rocky mornings lately.
"She is a teacher and has to leave the house before 7am to be at work on time. I don’t have to be at work until later in the morning and usually sleep until 8."
He added: "Occasionally when I happen to wake up early I will help her get ready by making coffee or ironing her clothes but now she says she needs me to wake up at 6:30 and help her get ready every day.
"Am I wrong in saying she is being unreasonable to expect that every day?"
People were quick to offer their advice and input on the situation, with many actually praising the man for putting himself first and not accommodating his wife's expectations.
"It is bananas to me that a grown woman - even one who struggles with mornings in general - would need her spouse to get up help her get ready," one person wrote.
"There are a plethora of things she could be doing to help herself and it leaves the question for me of 'how would she handle this if she wasn't married?'."
Another added: "I am in your wife's situation. The idea of making my partner (who is on a different work-time schedule to me) get up early just to 'help' me adult is ludicrous.
"In fact, it's a point of pride if I can leave the house without having disturbed them."
And one even said: "You are her partner not parent. If she had a disability, or was pregnant, or it was about helping kids if y'all have some, I would get it, but assuming none of these are the case it is unreasonable.
"I would ask her why she thinks you should help her, I am honestly curious why now."
What do you think about expecting a partner to wake up earlier than needed to help out their other half?